Preschool in New York, NY 10025
610 West 112 Street
New York, NY 10025
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The Family Center is a nonprofit inclusive childcare center and a home and community-based special education program located at Bank Street College of Education. The Center is designed to provide developmentally oriented culturally sensitive child care and family support for families of children six months to four years. The Center also serves as a “Preschool Special Education Early Intervention and Evaluation site” for children birth to five years and as a training site for graduate students and high school interns.
The Home & Community-Based Program brings special education services into the child’s home preschool or childcare program. In addition the program evaluates children to determine eligibility for special education services.
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Our philosophy and therefore our curriculum is based on our understanding of the ways in which young children learn best. Referred to as the developmental-interaction approach our program supports the needs interests and developmental tasks of young children and emphasizes the interaction between the learning child and his or her social and physical environment. A critical component of this approach is our focus on providing children with an opportunity to explore and learn about the diversity of their community. Thus the overall framework of our curriculum is firmly rooted in such activities as saying hello and good-bye going to the store building friendships talking about who we are what we look like what our families look like and what we celebrate and value. We invite and encourage family members to visit and participate throughout the day. We strive to create a welcoming homelike environment to ensure that both children and adults feel comfortable.